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with five u.s. airlines including alaska, american, delta, united and u.s. airways, we anticipate the t.s.a. precheck will be in 35 airports by the end of the year with b.w.i., san francisco, and orlando airports all coming online this week. an additional airlines will be coming onboard >> all of this briefing in our c-span networks. we'll take you live to the white house for the briefing with jay carney. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. thanks for being here. i have a brief statement to read at the top which is that today the president was able to continue returning messages of congratulations from his counterparts around the world. each call he thadged his counterpart for their friend -- thanked his counterpart for their friendship and expressed his desire for close cooperation moving ahead. the president spoke with president karzai of afghanistan, the prime minister of italy, the king of joshedian -- jordan, qatar, president putin of russia, and the president of spain. with that i'll take your questions. >> a couple questions about the scandal that many of us are now covering
. closing arguments have ended in a pretrial hearing to determine whether u.s. staff sergeant robert bales will face a court- martial for allegedly slaughtering 16 afghan civilians, including nine children, in march. military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty while defense attorneys have argued that alcohol abuse, drug use, and posttraumatic stress disorder all may have played a key role in fueling his actions. the presiding officer says he'll issue a recommendation on whether to proceed to court martial by the end of the week. deadly fighting in syria reportedly left at least 63 people dead across the country tuesday, including 41 in the capital damascus. syrian tanks continue to shell the palestinian refugee camp which has seen heavy violence this month. france has become the first western country to recognize syria's newly brokered opposition coalition as the sole representative of the syrian people. the coalition was formed over the weekend at a summit in doma. at least 24 people at and killed and more than 100 wounded in a series of bombings across iraq. a multiple explosions
petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on monday involving one of the u.s. military's biggest names. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to th
>>> a new twist in the david petraeus sex scandal. this morning, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation. the pentagon looking into alleged inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims strasburg until the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to
hours, a former cia director david petraeus will testify before a house committee on the september u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. good morning, washington. it's friday, november 16. i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. let's get to meteorologist jacq not a bad start. almost a carbon copy of yesterday. but i think we will see a little more sunshine this afternoon. the headline for today, we will have continued cold temperatures. that will be the rule again with ties only in the 50s today. after some clout in this, we should have a sunny start to the weekend. in a little while, a sneak peak to your thanksgiving forecast. let me show you super doppler. it's picking up showers towards the northern neck and delmarva. for the most part, we will have clouds today. 51 degrees by noon. partly cloudy skies at 53 degrees by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> the inner loop of the beltway, no traffic troubles. the road work is out of the way. very smoothly on the beltway at new hampshire. no problems on the outer loop. in good shape around town. looking pretty go
they killed was the original shooter. more than 60 soldiers with the u.s.-led note -- into a coalition have been killed this year. meanwhile, 10 afghan civilians died in three separate roadside bomb attacks over the weekend. the dead included a family returning home from the hospital with their newborn baby. more than a dozen afghan witnesses and victims testified over the weekend as part of a hearing to determine whether u.s. staff sergeant robert bales will face court-martial for allegedly slaughtering 16 afghan civilians in march. in video testimony, witnesses, including several children, recalled being shot at and seeing their loved ones murdered. one young one remembered shouting, we are children, we are children, before seeing his sister get shot. president obama addressed a crowd at the arlington national cemetery. >> this is the first veterans day in a decade in which there are no american troops fighting and dying in iraq. [applause] 33,000 of our troops can now return from afghanistan and a transition there is under way. after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. over the
behind closed doors friday on the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. and his testimony for the house and senate intelligence committees bizarre revelations about the four-star general's affair with paula broadwell. we're back with phil and kim strassel and joining matt, what have we learned now? the election's over this week, about the benghazi attack. >> the drip, drip of information keeps coming out and coming out. and we've learned far more about the personal life than benghazi the last two months and the important thing this week, especially on friday was that general petraeus was reported to have told the senate intelligence committee in closed hearings that he thought it was terrorism within 24 hours. which questioned the narrative put out by the white house, subsequently and for the eight days afterwards, they said, no, no, al-qaeda had nothing to do with it. this was the fault of the, you know, anti-islam video on youtube. >> paul: video. >> yeah. >> paul: bill, does that mesh with
of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on kie wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all shot in the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, inved four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he'd been drinking. sergeant jason mclaughlin said sales admitted he'd shot up some heople. none of the massacre survivors could identify bales as the gunman. zardana was seven years old when she was shot in the head. wearing a scar that have hid her g ands, she told t
reagan was with the blowing up of the u.s. marine in beirut. >> shep: this just one of several hearings that were underway today. each focused on what went wrong in benghazi. katherine herrage live. it's my understanding that within the hour, we've learned some members of congress viewed a video of that attack happening in benghazi. >> the intelligence community put together a half hour video, composite from multiple video sources that shows the minutes before the attack, the militants overrunning the consulate, and the second wave of mortars that struck the c.i.a. annex. >> i mean, it's just so obvious to be so obvious to any inexperienced individual that this was purely a terrorist attack. >> fox news has told the c.i.a. is launching a preliminary investigation into the former director's conduct. the issue is whether any c.i.a. resources were used to facilitate the alleged affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. the f.b.i. is already concluded that the former director was not the source of the classified information found on her computer. however, if anything impr
and now that is not going to happen. we will still have u.s. troops in afghanistan one year from now two years from now, five years from now. where is the press? obviously, these are not issues that the people who run on these programs today -- >> why not? >> because they do not draw an audience. what draws an audience is charlie sheen. what draws an audience is people yelling at each other. it is not enough to say these issues are important. if we actually -- i know it sounds totally idealistic, but when you and i became journalists as young men, we actually believed that we were entering, really, a special, chosen profession that meant something to a democracy. >> we called it a calling. >> a calling, exactly. >> exactly. word of honor, i never thought i was going to get rich as a journalist. you do not go into journalism to become wealthy. >> the changes we are talking about, you have already touched upon the affect it has on our society, on the business itself. value systems change. i am not saying we can ever return to the good old days. that is done, but what worries me is whether
by himself. red line trains were single tracking after that incident. >>> a threat penetrating the u.s. border and we are not talking about people or weapons. >> up next, pests invading cargo coming into the u.s., potentially dangerous insect. fox 5's sherry ly has the full story when we return. >>> a potential threat may be lurking in the billions of tons of cargo that come into the country every year. >> what they are hooking for may be smaller than the naked eye can see but can cause extensive damage. sherry ly goes inside the fight against the enemy invade ores. >> >> reporter: every day, customs and border pot -- patrol are on the hunt. they are not looking for drugs. >> i'll be searching underneath the plastic. >> they are looking for bugs capable of wreaking widespread devastation. >> we find something usually every day. >> it is david eng's job to prevent invasive pests from getting into the country. >> most people might not think much of it until it backs an outbreak. >> reporter: they can only search a small fraction of the contains are that come in. these insects are more d
is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. congressional leaders say he has a unique insight. >> director petraeus went to tripoli, he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. >> reporter: house senate intelligence members spent thursday interviewing officials. they were shown a video taken from cameras and drones flying overhead. >> it begins from when the incident, before the incident started and it goes through the incident. and the exodus. >> reporter: members still have questions. there's new information out of thursday's congressional hearing. lawmakers said it was confirmed to them susan rice was told spontaneous protests over an islamic film sparked the attack. rice was given the information as part of an unclassified briefing before she appeared on sunday morning talk shows five days after the attack. >> that unclassified version turned out to be inaccurate as we found out later. >> reporter: several republican senators are threatening to block rice from becoming the next secretary of sta
will testify before the intelligence committee regarding the tax on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens. >> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: gop leads are say they would block any attempt to confirm susan rice as the new secretary of state if she is nominated. >> if senator mccain and senator graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received is outrageous. >> reporter: it was later discovered the killings were a coordinated terrorist attack. in washington, steve centanni, fox news. fox news. >>> the washington wizards fell to the dallas mave
week before house lawmakers concerning the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with the very latest on this story. >> molly: now that he stepped down, general david petraeus will not testify this up coming week at house and senate intelligence xheet committee hearings investigating the benghazi. some on capitol hill they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former c.i.a. director. i hope he would come voluntarily. if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> molly: petraeus who had been in charge of the c.i.a. since september 2011 has said the attack was in response to a protest over an anti-islam video. one g.o.p. congressman is asking questions about the timing of his departure. >> it comes days before he is set to testify before the house intelligence committee. it really begs the question what did the f.b.i. know and whether did they know it? how long did they sit on the information? i recall that petraeus briefed the senate about what happened in benghazi. did he have t
the eyes of the american cameras. we, in the u.s., are creating the conditions of terrorism bring strategic benefits while the path of non-violence leads to a dead end. what a sorry legacy for everyone involved in helping this come to pass. i want to bring in congressman steve cohen, democrat from tennessee, hussein senior fellow of the american task force and heather, former special adviser for president clinton and the policy planning team, now executive director for the national security network. this is my take away from the incentives that have been created in the region. hussein, i'm curious. as someone who is a very outspoken advocate for a two-state solution, if this is how you see things as well? >> i think, to some extent. >> feel free to disagree. >> i tell you where i did disagree, i think overall, your analysis is correct. the structure that has been created does, certainly, encourage palestinians to think negotiations, diplomacy and cooperation are a dead end and all the p.a. has to show for efforts are not being able to pay salaries of public employees which they pay in west
charges and aees to pay the largest single criminal fine in u.s. history. we examine the legal resolution of the gulf coast spill, two years later. >> suarez: science correspondent miles o'brien asks an age old question. why do we sleep? the answer comes from an unlikely underwater source. >> no, you don't need more sleep? you're getting plenty of sleep right? are you getting plenty of sleep? yes. >> brown: china's new leader will head both the communist party and the military. we assess the change at the top in beijing. >> suarez: and we close with the story of volunteers stepping up to help victims of hurricane sandy in the borough of queens in new york. >> there's people who have been without attention for a long time. some with, some without running water. definitely without power. you know, so as time goes, it gets worse. and i'm afraid if we don't like, really get this situation under control. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and b
- door hearings about the september 11 attack that the u.s. consulate in libya. then the senate armed services committee confirmation hearings to lead u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. then a national security adviser previews the upcoming trip of the president 2000 -- southeast asia. former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan and paul volcker are part of a forum on the so- called fiscal cliff, the impending budget cuts and tax increases that start in january unless congress reaches a deal. we bring that to you live, starting 8:15 on c-span 2. the house and senate intelligence committee held meetings looking into the libya. -- the attacks in libya. acting cia director and the intelligence directorate among witnesses. next we hear from house select intelligence committee ranking member, diane feinstein and the vice chairman. this is 20 minutes. accent? i think what is important about the hearing is the fact that members of the intelligence committee were able to get a lot of facts. i think what really occurred as far as benghazi was concerned, we went through a timeline. we went
are the top 5@5:00. >>> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen is now being investigated in the scandal that is surrounding the former cia director david petraeus. >> officials say allen was e-mailing the woman down in florida who sparked the investigation, jill kelly. kelly wright joins us with the latest developments. >>> no relation at all there. now another sex scandal bombshell against another top commander. this time general john allen as you said. the he is allegedly having communications with jill kelly who went to him fabout broadwell's e-mails. george little was responding to that saying while the matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined he will remain commander of the forces in afghanistan. he's entitled to due process in this matter. now in searching the charlotte north carolina home of broadwell the fbi was lacking for more information relate to go her relationship with cia director david petraeus. the resignation of petraeus over his affair is sending shock waves through out washington. overnight leon pineda who is in australia givin
that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investigated and how on earth did he get caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored soci
with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders are meeting with the acting cia director to try to find out who knew what when. campus socialite jill kelly has moved to the center of the scandal which has taken down former general and cia director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate an
whatsoever from u.s. officials here at the u.n. today, shep. >> shepard: jonathan, u.n. officials say they are monitoring cease-fire negotiations but carefully trying to stay out of the middle of them. >> yeah. certainly trying to stay out of the middle. getting into the middle of it is is the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who traveled to cairo today where those negotiations are taking place. is he going to meet with egypt's president mohammed morsi tomorrow. later this week he will travel to israel to meet with prime minister netanyahu and also to the west bank to meet the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. the trouble with these negotiations as so often in these cases is who stops firing first. in the word of u.s. officials that is clearly up to hamas to do. listen. >> we have been very clear that israel has a right of self-defense. we have been very clear that rockets continue to be fired and land on israel. we have been very clear that we are working to try to get this conflict deescalated. we have been very clear about our concern for civilians and innocence on both sides.
shot and killed a u.s. marine from san jose this weekend. officers from palm springs police department say allen dvalina refused to stop for officers on bike patrol at 2:00 on saturday and he hit one of the officers with a car in a parking garage. that's when police opened fire and killed him. >>> the san mateo county district attorney plans to make a decision on what steps to take after a judge through out on a murder trial. police said his killer was childhood friend gregory alarn of pittsburgh. yesterday the judge in the case threw out the charges. >> the real question was at one point when mr. elam was talking about wanting an attorney, whether or not the questioning e should have stopped and the judge said it should have. it is something we don't agree with. >> the da said he was not under arrest when he talked about the murder to police and there was no obligation to read him his miranda rights. >>> a verdict will be announced this morning in the case of a rape and murder. an entire neighborhood was on edge until he was arrested last january. the jury reached a verdict on friday
differently. >>> for all the talk of scandal at the highest levels of u.s. command these days let's remember there are 68,000 men and women serving in afghanistan tonight. and every day for 11 years they and thousand before them have done us proud, more than 2,000,02,000 laying down their lives for us. jake tapper remembers. on the day jake's son was born, our white house correspondent heard the story of other american sons at one far out post and a terrible battle. jake set out on a three-year quest to bring us their story from the northwest reaches of afghanistan. >> what's up, dude? >> not a thing. >> reporter: for years the troops at combat outpost keating feared they were sitting ducks. located at the bottom of three steep mountains 14 miles from the pakistan border. and when the taliban attack finally did happen in october 2009, seen here in this terrifying video posted months later, the 53 u.s. troops there were horribly outnumbered by 400 enemy fighters. >> well were alone, isolated. air support was too far away. that location was indefensible. >> reporter: why was the doomed outpost
tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasio
the lives of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. behind closed doors, petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in libya, but petraeus did not answer a key question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when you get intelligence, you get intelligence, you collect it, you give it over to analysts, analysts review it and they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >>reporter: reporters who were staked out for the general's arrival, but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus ste
cutting ceremony. >>> more now on the downfall of the now former cia director david petraeus. u.s. government official is telling cnn the affair that caused petraeus' stepdown was first revealed through an fbi investigation. suzanne kelly has more now. suzanne? >> we now know from a u.s. official it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as
're tracking new developments about the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus. a u.s. official tells cnn that petraeus's affair first came to light because the fbi looked into a complaint that his biographer was sending harassing e-mails to another woman who was close to petraeus. we'll have more information about the petraeus resignation also in just a few minutes. >>> with the election over, the pentagon has released the time line on the attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed in the assault. the hour-by-hour timeline shows how top pentagon officials were informed on the attack hours after it started. the white house has been criticized to their response on the attack. >>> and guilty of liking vatican secrets to the media. a vatican court today gave the computer expert a two-month suspended sentence, meaning he wouldn't actually be going to prison unless he commits another offense. butler is serving 18 months behind bars. >>> and the united nations has declared today malala day, after the incident with a pakistani girl whose bravery has ins
of trips to afghanistan. she certainly had access to members at all levels of the u.s. military. and so, it's not clear where she got it from. presumably, it's part of the continuing fbi investigation. >> such a crucial question and what about this? you're a member of the cia external advisory. you have top security clearance on some things. she had top security clearance. what does that men in practice? >> paula broadwell was also a reservist in the u.s. army. when she was doing her mission as a reservist, she had access to classified material for that purpose. when you have a clearance, it doesn't mean have you access to all information. she has to have a need to know. certainly as a journalist, she did not have access and her clearance did not apply, so the question is how did she come into possession of this material and even though you may be exposed to classified information, it's a whole different thing to have retained it because you have to have the authority to retain classified information. you have to follow very strict proceed procedures for carrying it. the burden would be on
that remark. 73 minutes later took to the floor of the u.s. senate to respond. >> mr. president, four brave americans died. it has now been eight weeks and the american people have received nothing but contradictory statements from all levels of our government. this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence, or engaged in a cover-up, neither of which are acceptable to the american people. >> keeping then honest, more than two months after the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, there are still some serious questions about the timeline of the events and specifically the administration's response in the days and weeks that followed. specifically, why didn't the president call it an act of terrorism? the president said, "it was quote too early to know exactly how this came about. or during an appearance on "the view" on the 25th. when asked, the president said "they were doing an investigation." or even more to the point, how the president described it five days after the attacks. >> putting together the best information that we have availab
former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories to tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on our plaza. >> so many of us take it for granted. those people out on the plaza do not take it for granted. their family members are here to witness it as well. it's amazing. >> one minute famili
. and the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: a u.s. official said there was no breach of security as a result of the affair. a cantor aide says the congressman called the fbi's leadership to report the information he got on october 31st. but according to "the wall street journal," the fbi's probe had already been under way for months. "the journal" says the fbi's investigation began in may when it started looking into e-mails described as threatening sent to a woman cnn has identified as jill kelley, a family friend of petraeus'. the fbi traced the e-mails back to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer. and by late summer, "the wall street journal" report, the bureau linked broadwell to petraeus. that's when "the journal" says top officials informed eric holder of the situation. >> once the white house, once some staffer knows, various people find out about something, it becomes public almost instantly. you see this all the time. >> reporter: cnn contributor tom fuentes says under its protocols the fbi and justice department should have kept it insid
of the lawmakers watch they used a video drone and shows the u.s. consulate and the cia in benghazi before during and after the attack on 9-11. that video was screened during a closed hearing earlier in the day and in an open hearing things got heated. >> the arrogance and dishonesty reflected in all of this is a little bit breath taking. it is about time that the president of the united states decide to level with the american people, find out the facts. i am appalled that the administration could not anticipate escalating violence and failed to step up security measures to protect our diplomats. >> democrats yesterday worked hard to de p fend the president and u.s. ambassador rice not ruled out as the next secretary of state nominee. >> these unfair attacks on ambassador susan rice are simply wrong. she had to rely on the intelligence that was provided. i sat here while colin powell provide the the intelligence that he had regarding weapons of mass destruction in iraq. >> then you have the audacity to come here and say why wasn't the protection of these people provided for? and the answer is be
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